Our education and training programs give you the tools and know-how to enhance your skills. For individuals and organisations, Scope offers the following training in the following areas:

  • How to make communication aids
  • Assessing communication
  • The strategies and tools required to support people with communication difficulties. This includes people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, acquired brain injuries and those who have behaviours of concern
  • How to make written information accessible for people who have literacy difficulties
  • Using a sensory-focused approach, meaningful participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD)
  • Communication access, making communities more accessible for people with little or no speech
  • Specialised iPad workshops

You can also access our free podcast: “Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) in children with cerebral palsy” to learn more about the myths and benefits of using AAC and what’s new in AAC strategies and technology.

The 2017 training and education calendar as provided by Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre is below. To register for one of our scheduled workshops please complete an application form or talk to us about arranging a session for your workplace.

Please click here for a print version of our 2017 Training Calendar.

Workshops Dates Location Cost
March 2017
Easy English: An Introduction (1 day) Thu 9th Melbourne $330
Social participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities Mon 20th Box Hill $330
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre Open Day
(9:30 – 11am)
Tue 21st Box Hill Free
April 2017
Got a communication system, now what? How to support AAC Wed 5th Melbourne $330
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern Thu 20th Box Hill $330
May 2017
Sensory-Focused Stories Fri 12th Box Hill $330
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre Open Day
(9:30 – 11am)
Thu 18th Box Hill Free
Visual Support & Social Stories for Autism Spectrum Disorder Wed 24th Melbourne $330
June 2017
Easy English: An Introduction (1 day) Wed 14th Melbourne $330
Armchair Travel Mon 19th Box Hill $330
July 2017
Access AAC Wed 5th Melbourne $330
Social participation for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities Mon 24th Box Hill $330
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre Open Day
(9:30 – 11am)
Fri 28th Box Hill Free
August 2017
Sensory-Focused Stories Mon 28th Box Hill $330
September 2017
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre Open Day
(9:30 – 11am)
Thu 14th Box Hill Free
Better communication to positively support people with a disability who have behaviours of concern Thu 21st Box Hill $330
October 2017
Easy English: An Introduction (1 day) Tue 17th Melbourne $330
November 2017
iPads for Communication Tue 14th Melbourne $330
Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre Open Day
(9:30 – 11am)
Mon 13th Box Hill Free
Armchair Travel Fri 18th Box Hill $330

For more information on the training outlined above please contact Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre: Phone: (03) 9843 2000 Email: circ@scopevic.org.au

GISS (Gastrostomy Information and Support Services) Workshop

This competency based workshop, presented by staff from the Gastrostomy Information and Support Society (GISS), is:
– practical and interactive
– suitable for anyone who might need to support someone who has a gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube.

The session includes an overview of gastrostomies, equipment, methods of providing nutrition through a tube, hygiene, types of tubes, trouble shooting, and managing modified medications.

Support workers, speech pathologists, dieticians, child care workers and family members all find this workshop provides valuable information and skill development.

On completion of assessment of theory and practice participants receive a certificate.

Scope Glen Allen Training Room, Allen Street Glen Waverley

Time:  9:30pm – 1:30pm

Dates:

March 24 April 28 May 24 June 16
June 21 September 15 October 20 November 24

Scope Glenroy Training Room, 177 Glenroy Road, Glenroy

Time:     9:30am – 1:30pm

Dates:

February 23 August 18

Duration:    One 4 hour session

Cost:  $187 (inc GST).
Cost is subject to change.
Tea and coffee supplied.

Additional workshops can be delivered at other locations by arrangement.

A 2.5 hour refresher workshop is available to previous participants in the full half day workshop who wish to review and refresh their work practices.

Nasogastric tube training is also available on request.

Registering for workshops

Workshop places are limited and booking is essential.

The workshop registration form is available to download here.

For further information contact  (03) 9843 2011

Schools, corporate and community education programs

Scope also offers education programs to businesses, organisations, local governments, schools and community groups across Victoria. Scope’s education programs aim to foster understanding and promote the importance of creating welcoming and inclusive communities for people living with a disability. Programs can be tailored to suit the goals of your organisation. Scope’s education programs are workshop-style education program guiding organisations in how to interact and communicate to people with a disability. To find out more about the programs offered click here

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